This New Orleans institution has such a wide-reaching reputation that even President Obama has sampled its offerings. Come here to get your hands around a poor boy (or po'boy) sandwich, a Louisiana traditional submarine sandwich. The sandwiches come in all varieties, from barbecued beef and charbroiled hamburger to grilled shrimp and oven-cooked turkey. Whatever you try, it's sure to be uniquely delicious.
This French-market coffee stand, established in 1862, offers a menu of dark coffee with chicory, beignets, white or chocolate milk and freshly-squeezed orange juice. Cafe Du Monde is one of the most popular and the oldest of its kind in New Orleans. You may have to wait for a table in the busy morning hours owing to its famous breakfast menu. While the coffee is certainly good, most people come for the famous, fresh-from-the-fryer beignets. They are brought to your table in such a hurry that they are still hot when you take that first melt-in-your-mouth bite. Hop in at any time of the day (or night) to dig into delicious southern munchies and relish some of the most popular coffee in Louisiana!
With the growth of New Orleans, Mississippi River Bottom has become a cool spot and is frequented by people belonging to all walks of life. As with other bars in the neighborhood, friendliness and a simple decor set the scene. Head here for drinks and bar snacks, and to pass your time, you can try your hand at a game of pool. An outdoor patio overlooking the river is a good setting to end your day with cool glass of beer, while the locals cheer on their victory shuffling weights over the board.
Merchant greets potential customers with a sign that simply sums it up: “Coffee, Crepes, Grapes.” This CBD cafe serves up hot and cold coffee drinks made with Illy coffee, sweet and savory crepes, and wines by the glass. Additionally, the menu includes crostini topped with decadent ingredients like duck confit and goat cheese, croquet batons served with mixed greens, salads, sweet treats, and pastries. Additionally, on Sunday mornings, Merchant hosts the Hollygrove Farmer's Market.
Spitfire Coffee is a lovely coffee shop located at the Saint Peter Street. The place is small in size and has limited seating spaces but what it lacks in space it more than compensates with its delicious and unique coffee. The cafe resembles a quaint home because of its wonderful wooden interior and a small kiosk. Mostly frequented by young professionals and college students, Spitfire Coffee has loyal patrons.
Since the early 1980s, Dong Phoung Oriental Bakery and Restaurant has been providing New Orleans East with fresh breads, pastries and Vietnamese cuisine. Stop in the bakery portion of the building to pick up freshly baked Dong Phoung bread, a Banh Mi sandwich wrapped to go, a savory Pate Chaud or sweet Almond Buns. For a sit-down meal, head to the restaurant for hot Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine. Dong Phoung's restaurant menu features dishes like Pho and rice plates.
Since its establishment in 1971, Starbucks has come to be one of the country's best known group of cafes. As a brand that is reputed globally for its exacting standards of service and quality, the Starbucks at 700 Canal Street is no exception. With friendly staff, prompt service and delicious coffee, the cafe is well deserving of repute. Alongside a selection of signature brews, frappachinos, iced and hot teas, and an ever expanding list of beverages, the cafe also offers some delicious light snacks, pastries and desserts. Keep an eye out for the special seasonal menus and latest additions. At the cafe you may even purchase packaged coffee, ready mixes, collectibles, chocolates and other knick kacks.
If fried chicken makes your world go round then Popeyes is a place for you. The Canal Street location of the famous restaurant chain sees a plethora of patrons waiting to gorge on their delicious chicken wings, tenders, plates of fried seafood, sandwiches and the gorgeous family meal platter. Their classic sides complement the order with ease and colas wash them down well. The chicken served at Popeyes is cooked so well, you would not want to spare even the bones!
If you're looking for a place that serves an excellent Muffaletta that is true to its roots, then Serio's Po-Boy & Deli is just right for you. Apart from this New Orleans' signature sandwich, the deli also offers a variety of other sandwiches and po-boys that are generously stuffed with delicious ingredients like roast beef, Italian salami, grilled chicken, oyster and catfish without being overwhelming. Most of the sandwiches are available in small or large servings so as to satisfy appetites of all sizes. There are a few vegetarian options as well, alongside signature salads, small plates and sides.
Those who enjoy taking advantage of New Orleans' lack of last call generally agree on the importance of late night eats. Lucky for them, Daisy Dukes provides late night options steps from the buzz and bustle of Bourbon Street. This 24-hour diner serves up breakfast, sandwiches, po boys, and New Orleans Style entrees from its Chartres Street location. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Daisy Dukes features a full-service bar with an occasional drink special. -Bethany Culp
Since its establishment in 1932, the Krystal chain of fast food restaurants has come to be known for its square sliders and steamed-in onions. Apart from the classic Krystals, the restaurant at Bourbon Street also offers a selection of chicken sliders, breakfast items including biscuits, sandwiches and sliders, angus beef burgers, and sides like chill, fries, grits and salads. Open 24 hours day, Krystal is a popular and convenient choice for a quick meal after a night of partying at Bourbon Street.
Since its establishment in 1971, Starbucks has come to be one of the world's best recognized cafe chains. Located within the New Orleans Mariott Hotel at Canal Street, the cafe serves up a delightful selection of their signature coffee blends, frappacinos, iced teas and coffees, and other beverages alongside some light snacks, pastries, muffins, cakes and other goodies prepared by La Boulange bakery. Keep an eye out for seasonal specialities and new additions to their ever growing list of flavors and blends. You can also purchase some of their coffee, ready mixes, chocolates and other Starbucks merchandise at the cafe. With friendly and efficient service as an added bonus, Starbucks will soon become the go-to choice for your daily caffeine fix.